Field Hockey Knocks Off Ursinus

October 16, 2005

10/16/05 - Just one day after defeating #15 Williams, #11 Middlebury knocked off the number one team in the nation, as they defeated Ursinus 2-1 on Kohn Field.  The Panthers return to action at <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Amherst on Wednesday.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Middlebury took a 1-0 lead late in the first half as Allison Smith redirected a ball down low. The Panthers doubled their lead early in the second half when Channing Weymouth scored after a scramble in front. Ursinus battled back to cut the lead in half with 21:53 remaining, as Karen Wendler scored with an assist from Ashley Effinger after a penalty corner. Both teams would have chances to scored down the stretch, but neither could find the back of the cage, leaving Middlebury with a 2-1 win.

The Panthers held a 35-16 shots advantage in the game, while Ursinus held a 12-5 advantage in penalty corners. Meghan McGillen made fives saves in goal for Middlebury, while Jessica Lamina made 16 stops for Ursinus. The loss breaks a 10-game wining streak for the Bears.

Date: October 16, 2005

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Site: Middlebury, Vt.

TEAM  1  2  OT  F

Ursinus (10-2)  0  1  -  1

Middlebury (7-2)  1  1  -  2


M-1st (3:04) - Allison Smith

M-2nd (32:10) - Channing Weymouth

U-2nd (21:53) - Karen Wendler (Ashley Effinger)


Meghan McGillen-M (70 min., 5 saves, 1 GA)

Jessica Lamina-U (70 min., 16 saves, 2 GA)